Midori TN Free Inserts


Edited October 2015: up to date folder location and new templates at my website:
Morgan Le Fae's Trinkets
Free templates page

In july 2013 I discovered the Midori style travelers notebook. I immediately fell in love with the ease and flexibility of the system and as I was on the lookout for a way to organize myself and declutter my mind, I figured I would give it a go.

I made a trial version using scrap leather and sizes derived from my own file folder booklets and then, of course, I was hooked. It's a great system and so very versatile. Next I made some versions from an old suitcase. A thrift store find, no longer fit for travel, but just right for a travelers notebook.

Joined a facebook group with fellow TN enthousiasts and from there on it went downhill =). I made two for me, a Full sized TN and a Fieldnotes sized TN. I made one for my husband, one for my daughter and another for family projects. I started reading all I could find about this system and watched every YouTube video I could find.

I found a lot of information about the Midori Travelers Notebook system. How to make my own version and how to use it. I also found lots of information about getting organized, time tracking and management, the GTD system and bullet journals.

I tried to incorporate the things I liked into a system that would work for me. That would keep me on track, monitor my progress and help me set boundaries.


Since I made this video I made a few more adaptations to my system and several other video's. You can find them on my YouTube Channel (MoniqueVMB)


Learned some leather crafting and made some nice leather TN's in september 2013, as an anniversary present to my husband and myself.


And as I had some leather left, I also made a smaller version.

Since then I've realy started making these leather Traveler's Notebook covers. I got a few requests from people on the facebook group to make one for them (here are a few: Justin See (Blank and Write - The Blog) and Ray Blake (My life all in one place) and the ball kept on rolling.

I now have an Etsy shop: Morgan Le Fae's Trinkets where I sell Traveler's Notebook covers in all different colours. Homedyed and crafted. So are the inserts I make for the Traveler's Notebooks and some leather accesories, which are also for sale in the etsy shop.








I made several new inserts. At first I adapted some Philofaxy source files and files from Ray Blake, but have since been making and developing my own (source) files.



So to make a long story short, I would like to share some of the files I make for the Midori Style Travelers Notebooks here. These files are free to download and use. You can adapt them any which way you like. They are not for commercial use, etc:
Free printable templates for Midori style Traveler's Notebook inserts

The files will be updated regularly, so be sure to check back on occasion. On my facebook page you can find more pictures and examples of the Traveler's Notebooksinserts and templates I made.

A5, Large moleskine Cahier or Regular size MTN:
Print on A4 paper, double sided, booklet left binding or flip on the short side.
With the PDF files and the Publisher files, there's no need to select booklet mode, just flip on the short side.
Bind the pages with a pamphlet stitch (or staples) and cut to size.

Fieldnotes Size TN Passport Sized TN::
Print on A5 paper, double sided, booklet left binding or flip on the short side.
With the PDF files and the Publisher files, you print on A4 paper and there's no need to select booklet mode, just flip on the long side. These will give you 2 booklets per print. Cut to size after printing.
Bind the pages with a pamphlet stich (or staples) and cut to size.

Tip: You can make your own A5 paper by cutting an A4 sheet in half widthwise.

Sizes for reference:

A5 Size Leather Cover: open 215-335 mm
Insert 210-148 mm

Large Moleskine Cahier (LMC) Leather Cover: open 215 - 295 mm
Insert: 210-130 mm

XL Regular size (XL RS) Leather Cover: open 215-275 mm
Insert: 210-110 mm

Regular size (RS) Leather Cover: open 215-255 mm
Insert: 210-110 mm

A6 Size Leather Cover: open 158-245 mm
Insert: 148-105 mm

Fieldnotes/Moleskine pocket size (FN) Leather Cover: open 150-210 mm
Insert: 140-90 mm

XL Passport size (PP) Leather Cover: open 132-225 mm
Insert: 124-89 mm

Passport size (PP) Leather Cover: open 132-200 mm
Insert: 124-89 mm

and converted to Inches:



And a visual reference (klik on the image for a bigger version)



I wish you a lot of fun making your own inserts for your version of Travelers Notebook.

Should you have any questions, remarks, find mistakes, broken links or have requests for a certain setup, please don't hesitate to leave me a comment or send me an email.

All handmade and dyed leather notebook covers and inserts:
My DaWanda shop:
Morgan Le Fae's Trinkets
My Etsy shop:
Morgan Le Fae's Trinkets

28 comments:

  1. Dank je wel voor de de bestanden en voor de inspiratie! Je merkt het wel wanneer ik er ook eens eentje ga maken ;)

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  2. Wow Monique these are just fabulous, I shall sit down to watch and study the video later on this evening, thank you so much for making these pages available xx

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  3. Monique, what size is your smash book?

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  4. The smash book I use in the video is 147-98 mm. (sorry couldn't reply by email)

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  5. I have just become a follower your art is amazing,thank you for the technique and share
    susan s

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  6. Your printable are really nice! I'm always happy to se another kind people work! You will be and my favourite blog list!

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  7. Discovered your site as I'm browsing online to find TN inspirations. Gorgeous work. Love seeing all your TN's lined up ready to go to their new homes. I see the metal clasps on them look exactly like the Midori brand TN's. Would you be able to let me know where you find/buy them. I like that look but I've only ever been able to find it available with the Midori repair kit. I'm hoping to buy just the clasp to make a few TNs of my own.
    Thanks. Amy
    doramiyi at gmail dot com

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  8. Your printable inserts are wonderful! You are so generous to share them! I can't wait to use some in my TN. Thank you so much!

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    1. Thank you Melanie =) Have fun making your own booklets =)

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  9. Thank you so much for sharing all of your wonderful knowledge and beautiful creativity.

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  10. Thank you so much for your generosity in sharing. You are so gifted and I love what you have created. You are amazing and so talented. I will be saying thank you over and over when I print these out. Have a wonderful day!

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    1. Thank you, have fun making your booklets =)

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  11. You made my day with the Hitchhiker's Quotes. Thank you so much for your hard work!

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    1. You're welcome Tabatha, hope you enjoy using them =)

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  12. Monique,
    Your templates are great. Thank you first of all for sharing them with all of us. I am wondering if you know how to adjust the templates so that they can be printed out on letter sized paper. As I do not have easy access to A5 or A4 paper. I have tried without success so any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    1. Hi Travis, Thank you for the compliment. You can print the pdf's to 94% of the actual size, that would make them come out right on letter sized paper. There's a printinstructions file in my dropbox to explain it all. Hope you succeed.

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  13. Even when I try to print with 94% it still does not come out the same as your template. I wish that I could figure this out. I even read through the instructions. If you ever have the time could you talk us through how to make our own templates?

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  14. Thank you so much for the templates Morgan. I'm trying to print the Regular size grid/lined on A4 but following the instructions of double side booklet they still dun come out right. any idea what i'm doing wrong?

    Thank you.

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    1. I really couldn't answer that question with this information...there are so many things that can go wrong. First one being, are you using A4 paper or letter? Maybe you could send me a mail or a message on my facebook page, that way you can attach images to show me the settings and what goes wrong =)

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  15. Oh wow oh wow oh wow!!!! You are my hero! Thank you!!!!!

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    1. =) Thank you! If you'd like to keep up to date or have the newest free templates I have, please visit my new website: morganlefaestrinkets.com It has the link to the new BOX folder with templates =)

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  16. Hi Monique, I'd like to print your pages,....but I have a negative reply by dropbox!!! Ho can I do?
    Laura

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    1. Hi Raven, that's probably because I moved everything to box...the new link can be found on the new webpage http://morganlefaestrinkets.com/travelers-notebook-free-inserts/free-printable-insert-templates/ I'll try and update the link here as well. Thanks for alerting me. xx Monique

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  17. I'm using your insert in all of my traveler's notebook. Thanks you so much Monique!

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    1. Thank you Mimi I'm glad you like them =)

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  18. the dropbox link is broken. did you remove the free printables?

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    1. I moved it all to a new location. The new and up to date location is at the top of this page. xx Monique

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